Sabinsa’s LactoSpore® can now be found in Perman sliced bread in Colombia. “Perman Pan Tajado” is the first nondairy use of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable probiotic in a functional food.
“Providing the benefit of a quality probiotic that readily survives the beard baking process is very much in keeping with Perman’s mission to nourish families,” said Eduardo Posada, Perman plant director.
“Consumers world-wide are aware of the benefits of probiotics, and that added value in foods has strong appeal,” said Sabinsa Marketing Director Shaheen Majeed. “Because LactoSpore’s shelf stability makes it relatively easy for inclusion in foods, we expect rapid growth in the functional foods category.”
LactoSpore is the trade name for Sabinsa’s probiotic Bacillus coagulans, formerly known as Lactobacillus sporogenes. LactoSpore withstands the acidic environment of the stomach and then germinates and proliferates in the GI tract within a few hours. Due to its spore-forming nature, LactoSpore is resistant to most chemical and physical conditions (e.g., heat and acid) and survives manufacturing, shipping and storage with no loss of viable count, making it an excellent functional food ingredient. LactoSpore does not require refrigeration and is room temperature stable. LactoSpore powder is standardized to 15 billion spores per gram although lower spore counts (e.g., 6 billion spores per gram) are also available. LactoSpore was self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by an independent panel of experts.
Perman, a Colombian company with more than six decades of presence in the market, makes sliced bread, whole wheat bread, hamburger buns, hot dog buns, toasted bread and croissants. The focus of the Perman brand is taste, quality and health. panperman.com.
Recently, Wellspring Industry Inc. chose LactoSpore to provide the beneficial probiotic ingredient for Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt, the world’s top-selling self-serve frozen yogurt brand.